Joslyn Dechant is a Senior Strategy Analyst at UPMC Health Plan, and moved back to Franklin in 2020 after living out of the area for two years.
Upon graduating from Franklin High School, Joslyn went on to Clarion University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Business, followed by her MBA. “I’m most proud of putting myself through grad school in order to get a job more aligned with my interests and skillset,” she told us.
After college, she worked in Clarion for eight years, then accepted a job with UPMC Health Plan and moved to Pittsburgh for two years. Due to COVID, she received permanent work from home status and decided to move back to Franklin to be closer to family.
“I enjoy the comfort and affordability of small town living and was excited to get the opportunity to come back to the area,” she said.
At UPMC Health Plan, Joslyn had the opportunity this past year to earn her Six Sigma Green Belt. She plans to continue her growth as an analyst, while also getting more involved with the community now that she’s home.
Some of Josyln’s hobbies include reading, crocheting, yoga, traveling, walking the bike trail, and attending theatre performances, especially at the Barrow-Civic Theatre. She’s a fan of the peacefulness of small town living, and hopes to get more involved from a volunteer standpoint to help support local arts.
“While I don’t work directly out in the community, I enjoy being back in my hometown and close to family. Franklin has a sense of community that isn’t always easy to find elsewhere,” she said. “I’m looking forward to making connections and friends. Working from home has a lot of perks, but it can be isolating and FLEX will help me form relationships with young professionals in the area.”
Welcome back, Joslyn!